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Jimi dawn Hornbuckle


AGE - 25

WT CLASS - 62k (136.5)

YRS IN WRESTLING - 9 years


HOME TOWN.- Poteau , Oklahoma


WHY DID YOU START WRESTLING-I sat in the high school practices since I was in kindergarden and always wanted to wrestle but did not until 1992 Womens Nationals in Vegas.


WHAT HAS THE SPORT OF WRESTLING DONE FOR YOU.-It has been a lot of fun and work too. I have been to Sweden,Canada,Poland and France competing for the USA, great experiences.


WHAT HAS BEEN YOU BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT TO DATE?-In 1998 I won the USA National Championship.


WHAT IS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR WRESTLING?-Love of the sport.


DO YOU HAVE A HERO AND WHY?-I don't really have a hero but admire many oustanding wrestlers like John Smith, Kenny Monday,Kendall,Tricia,ect.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY TO THE YOUNGER GIRLS COMING UP?- Work hard but still have fun. learn something from every loss and turn the loss into a positive.

WHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO IMPROVE THE SPORT OF WOMENS WRESTLING?-Have the high schools have all girl teams like they have in some states like Texas.


WHO IS YOUR COACH?-My Dad has done most of it and I have also been in training camps with Horpel,Chaid and Dolph.


WHAT CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL DO YOU WRESTLE FOR?-I am working as agrad assistant at Missori Valley College. I have been wrestling for the Dave Schultz Club.

LIST SOME OF YOUR BIGGER TOURNAMENT'S AND WHAT PLACE YOU PLACED-

USA Nationals 1st-98,2nd-92-94,3rd-96-97,4th-95,6th-99-00.
World Team Trials 2nd-92-94-96-97-98-99,
3rd-95,4th-00.
University Nationals 1st-98,3rd-99.
Northern Plains 1st-98-00,3rd-99.
Southern Plains 1st-97-98-99.

Comments:

Jimi and Stephanie Murata at World Trials , Rochester , Mn.

Both had just won the world trials mini-tournament. Stephanie won

4th straight world trials . Jimi Ranked 2nd for the 6th. time.

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